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by FourthStone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: programming
Topic: Self Modifying Code
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Self Modifying Code

I've seen it used (by me, borrowed from others) quite a lot for retrieving variable sized sprite data in a look up table and for plotting screen data. With today's PCs having virtually unlimited ram and linear vram layout there's really not much to be gained by saving a few cycles, but on the beeb e...
by FourthStone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Have you guys seen 'FunkyMan"? FunkyMan.png Yip. Regularly. When I start off the game and lose a life early on and decide to commit suicide :lol: Yup, that's exactly what I do too....... :lol: :lol: Future project, revisit decent games and add a quick quit & restart option, find myself doing the sa...
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

KarateEd wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:49 am
richardtoohey wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:20 am
The bit about 3000 points doesn't appear on the BBC version.
Yes, confirming it is 3000.....that's about the only consistent thing about this game.........
Untrue, it is consistently frustrating ](*,) 8-[
by FourthStone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

I think there is a bug in it. Sometimes I have a man left and all of a sudden the game ends even though one is left. Do you automatically lose if your time runs down? I didn't think that was the case. Maybe I'm wrong. Once the oil runs out it's game over no matter your lives left. This really limit...
by FourthStone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

fwibbler wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:36 am
Finally reached 10k
Gets quite tough with 3 pink monsters.
Well done! Will try again but I feel it is a battle of the luckiest :cry:
by FourthStone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Took me a few days to find the groove for this effort, was struggling to get anywhere near my previous best score until this super lucky run.

Score: 9250
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by FourthStone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:52 pm
Min Headroom
Classic!! =D>

These are all fantastic :D
by FourthStone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Love these mate, keep em coming =D>
by FourthStone
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Something I have often wondered about a lot of similar platform games is why when jumping it is such a large step up, glide, then large step down. It occurred to me that this is likely to keep the character graphic byte aligned which would greatly simplify the plotting process allowing for more acti...
by FourthStone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Ladders! It's all about the ladders!

Well that and making sure to kill as many as possible with the pitch fork.

Purple guy seems to follow you if he is close enough, did last long enough to fully test this though.

Score: 8600
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by FourthStone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Getting stuck on a ladder is not fun ](*,) otherwise had a good run but wasted 2 lives on the same score :-k

Score: 7050
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by FourthStone
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory
Replies: 55
Views: 1080

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R02 - Felix in the Factory

Nice game, gets difficult fast and ladder placement is critical for better chance.

Score: 5850
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by FourthStone
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Level 22 but not so good on time bonus, just making it through most levels with no time left.

Score: 283050
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by FourthStone
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Bit of a boost, a few good time bonus really bumps up the score.

Score: 245373
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by FourthStone
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Colour =D>

Composition =D>

Imagination =D>

Love :mrgreen:
by FourthStone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Zezito and Ambrosia's Potions - Acorn Electron 32K
Replies: 35
Views: 1330

Re: Zezito and Ambrosia's Potions - Acorn Electron 32K

It's looking great as is, however, why not post a few screens with different palettes and see what the response is like?

=D>
by FourthStone
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Jeepers Creepers =D>
by FourthStone
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Level 13, a few ARGH! moments with impatience my biggest enemy.

Score: 151032
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by FourthStone
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

Level 5 or 6... need practice with the 'C' key, also need practice with the 'Z' key, and the 'X' key is giving me a few issues as well... apart from that I'm starting to get a feel for it :^o

Score: 62909
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by FourthStone
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

#-o ...oh and the time limit is very aggressive!
by FourthStone
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: High Score Challenge S14 - R01 - Helter Skelter

High Score Tables Updated...... =D> :D I've had a few plays, am I doing something wrong or is everything extremely laggish? 'C' is supposed to to boost your bounce if pressed when your moving down, and arrest your bounce if moving up, thing is trying to read it when it's so laggy, also the second l...
by FourthStone
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: RPG project
Replies: 103
Views: 4240

Re: RPG project

Where's the like button =D>

Looking very interesting and loving the coding snippets on optimisation :D
by FourthStone
Sat May 30, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1265

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Slightly better than my previous lowest score :lol:

Score: 16180
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by FourthStone
Wed May 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce
Replies: 38
Views: 1265

Re: High Score Challenge S13 - Championship Round - Galaforce

Gotta post something, such a smooth and very fast game, harder than it looks...

Score: 9940
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by FourthStone
Wed May 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Well... sports car wheels sometimes appear to be going in the reverse direction, I thought it was part of the realistic representation aspect =D> 8-[
by FourthStone
Sat May 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Untitled Dungeon Game
Replies: 37
Views: 2134

Re: Untitled Dungeon Game

=D> \:D/ :D
by FourthStone
Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 1286
Views: 98433

Re: Acorn Art Thread

30 minutes?? Amazing!! =D>

Did you manage to make a video of the process? Would be good feedback for improving ART :wink:
by FourthStone
Sat May 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: games - high scores
Topic: Acorn Virtual Saturday May 16th HSC
Replies: 28
Views: 727

Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday May 16th HSC

Looks like fun!

Would need to drag myself out of bed around 3am to join one of these... or fly to the UK... :-k [-( :mrgreen:

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